The Elite 8 is here and we have a great matchup to start it off. The NL East Champs Philadelphia Phillies versus the World Champion New York Yankees.
Well two stud pitchers on the mound and the hitters where no match. Guidry and Carlton both go 10 scoreless innings. Carlton only allowed 3 hits while striking out 5. Guidry was almost unhittable as he gives up 1 hit while striking out 8. Masterful performances.
The starters would give way to the bullpens. Goose Gossage would pitch 2 strong innings. In the bottom of the 11th the Yankees would get a Bucky Dent walk and then Ron Reed would commit an error on his own behalf to allow runners in scoring position. Lou Piniella would end the game with a single up the middle and the Yankees would win 1-0 in Game 1.
Final Score: Yankees 1, Phillies 0
WP: Goose Gossage (1-0)
LP: Ron Reed (0-1)